Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fresh Start

Well,  for the last week or so it has been exciting as Chinese New Year is being celebrated. There was a Dragon parade in Berkeley the day I taught there. I decided that a card that could be used for Chinese New Year would be appropriate so here it is.

I started by using a soft gray card stock and the Chinese Lantern stencil (LL 550), I randomly rouged in Momento Gray Flannel using this stencil to create a background. Once that was finished I taped the stencil down on all four sides and pasted the lanterns with Regular Embossing Paste. I removed the stencil and let the paste dry. When the image was dry I repositioned the stencil back over the image and added color using the Splendor Pigment Ink Pad - Circus. I then removed the stencil and sprinkled Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel over the wet pigment ink and then using a heat gun melted the embossing enamel into the ink. This technique is called Faux Cloisonne. 
I urge all of you to join in the fun of creating your own fresh start or Love and Friendship card for our monthly challenge. To enter our challenge simply got to the Dream It Up blog or email a picture of your card to You just might win a terrific prize of a Dreamweaver Product, so hurry on over before this month ends.
Have a creative week!


  1. This is one beautiful card! I love the grey background with the colors in front.

  2. Great card Georgia! Perfect for Chinese New Year!

  3. I love your technique on this one with all the layering. Awesome job, my friend!

  4. Great inspiration for your card. I really like how you put the lanterns in the background. But you are always thinking outside the box!!!

  5. This is a gorgeous card Georgia! Thanks for the description!